On Now

Music Through The Night®
Kevin O'Connor
Listen to the Stream
  • Concerto for Two Flutes 1:10 Antonio Vivaldi
    City of London Sinfonia
    Nicholas Kraemer
    Buy Now
  • Cosi fan tutte: Soave sia il vento 1:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Blog Archive

April 2009
S M T W T F S
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    


Master Archive

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Notes

Classical Notes: April 3, 2009 Archive

Queen of the downloads

Posted at 10:13 AM on April 3, 2009 by Alison Young (2 Comments)

Classical music isn't dead; it's changing! And no more dramatically then how people listen to it. People may take in some Bach in a coffee shop, or catch world music at Carnegie, but the biggest change in how classical music is heard these days is from new media, buying music directly from one's computer and dumping it in an iPod.

No one illustrates what's going on better than Janine Jansen, the violinist dubbed the "Queen of the Download." She got this title after her 2005 Vivaldi CD became the hottest selling digital classical album that year. Last year, she released the first classical iTunes 'sessions,' and now she's outdone herself with a Tchaikovsky disc that is ONLY available as a download. I played some of her Tchaik Violin Concerto this morning on Classical-MPR and it's amazing!



Comment on this post